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Dads Christmas present

So for Dad’s Christmas present, I figured I’d build him something for his revamped/uncluttered Garage. And beings that we are a beer drinking family, I figured I could build him a Cap collage.

First I grabbed some old pieces of wood that I found in his garage when I cleaned it out a month or so ago. Then I painted “Jeff’s Garage” on it.

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Then I had to find a 1 1/8″ hole saw. Which was tough to find in a set without buying a brand new one. (I ended up borrowing one from Britt’s dad). So I used Grandpa Chuck’s drill press to ensure even/level holes.

 
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Then Britt and I carefully placed the 102 caps needed to fill every hole.
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Then came the hardest part. making the pry-off caps fit. See when you pry off the caps with an opener, it bends the metal so the cap can come free. so I took a pair of plyers and bent them back into shape the best I could….it sucked.
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Then Britt and I started glueing them in.image

Then the Finished Product.
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The last step will be to shine up the Caps

Merry Christmas Dad.

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Dad’s Table

Dad needed a new dining room table, and we actually had an old butcher’s block table in the garage (that your’s truely cleaned out a few weeks back). So we decided to strip the paint off the old thing, and stain it a natural wood color. So since I’m closer to Lewiston, I took the table to my grandparents in Clarkston so I could work on it after work with some help/advice from my Grandpa Chuck.

Here’s the table (Before). Ugly, I know.
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Then we (That’s Grandpa Chuck) took it apart so we could strip everything properly.
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Then we started by stripping one of the legs. expsoing some darn good looking wood. It should stain up nicely.
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Then we stripped the table top, and threw some pre-stain on it to help seal up some of the cracks, and prep the wood.
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Then we started staining. At first I thought it was going to be too dark. but it turned out pretty good. We stained the legs black so we could have black chairs.
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After it dried we threw on a clear coat, and started putting it back together. We got all new hardware for it. Bolts/screws/etc.
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And here it is in Dad’s house. Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
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-sg

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Project update

I went to viola today to work on my winter project, the stove. I cut the door out, and built hinges.

Here’s the photos. (keep in mind I can’t weld worth a damn, so grandpa/dad had to help me out after I left.)
Used the plasma torch to cut the door out.

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Welded hinges on the body, and the door.

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The next step will be to weld the body/tank to the base, an old Mack brake drum.

Until next time
-SG

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Winter Projects.

While getting wood at Craig’s house I found an awesome junk pile. Old rusty gems.

I did find a couple of old rusty pieces I will hope to use out at the property. Including this tank:

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I have some good ideas, and you’ll just have to stay tuned to see what I use it for.

I also found some Auger looking things, that I hope to use as some type of entrance artwork.

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Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet

Just in time for October. I’ve just started making breast cancer awareness bracelets. They’re pretty cool, take a look.
I’ll take orders for the surrounding area.

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Let me know if you’re interested.

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